Quantic and Alica Russell
This project was 'low budget' and had 100% creative freedom. The director wanted to build up the story, shooting footage and working out some animation on it. My main input on this project was proposing the director to take the digital footage we have been filming “out of the screen” and make it tangible.?As Lucas Borras works with a mixture of digital and analog techniques, I thought it was very important to be able to bring the more flat digital footage to his own world, where stop motion and cell animation coexist with Digital post production.
We ended up printing 2500 photos, that later on the director re-shoot creating a stop motion film. The photos are reframe throughout an artist studio’s walls, manipulated through cut outs, paint, etc. As we wanted to keep the process as analog as possible, the illustrations were painted on transparencies and applied on top of the pictures resulting in a traditional cell animation avoiding any digital post production. The result is a very plastic and tactile video, that brings the outdoor space indoors into the intimacy of a personal world.